Spoke with Victoria last night and it seems likely we will find out our court date this Friday. I feel impressed by the Holy Spirit that we will be leaving for Russia very very quickly. Please pray for us!
We still haven't received a court date. Sveta had to get more forms signed and that has taken more time, but she is doing her best and I am grateful to have such a competent facilitator. I am hopeful that she may be able to go to court this Friday and get us our court date.
It is becoming clear that if we get our court date this week or the next that Tyler & I could be in Russia for Christmas. I have shed tears thinking that I will be apart from Anna, Keith, & Iryna during this wonderful time of year. We even decorated our house for Christmas early so I could get some time with it in case we leave soon.
I am trying to think of some positive things that I can do if I am in Russia. I can bring my Christmas music and play for the children at the orphanage. I also can buy sweets and treats and perhaps bring some little toys and wrap them for my new boys and other orphans. Maybe get some shoes to take for orphans. Have any of you been separated from your children for Christmas so you could bring home your new children? I am up for some ideas!
Did you notice my new tabs at the top of the blog? Yeah, I just made them. And they weren't too difficult either! If you click on the second tab - the one that says I AM A CHILD OF GOD - you will be taken to another page (not to worry, you can always come back here afterwards ;) ) and see some prints for sale - with more on the way. Please share this site with others - they would make wonderful Christmas presents and will help us raise the money we need for our adoption of Calvin & Silas in Russia. Your support helps them SO much!
Well, I have a lot of Halloween candy leftover from this week. I was thinking to take it with us and give it out to the orphans in Russia. Would that go over well, do you think? I know that Reese's peanut butter cups are highly treasured in Europe and we have a ton of those.
I just spoke with Victoria from AAC. I wanted to know the status on the paperwork that Sveta is compiling for the judge. She informed me that the social worker who can issue Sveta paperwork is on medical leave and they don't know when she will be back at work. I could just cry over all these delays that keep happening. I want to bring the boys home before Christmas and now I am beginning to lose hope that it will happen. I have faith that the adoption will be successful - I just wish it would happen sooner. :(